Medical Marijuana As A Treatment Option

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Speech Title: Medical Marijuana as a Treatment Option
Specific Purpose:
To inform my audience about the benefits of medical marijuana and why it should remain legal
I. Introduction (Your goal here is to draw us into your speech...)
A. Attention Material (This step helps us focus our attention on you and your message. It is suggested that you begin with a story, quote, statistic, definition, use of suspense, etc. Never begin with, "Hi I am ___ and today I am going to talk about ___."): Man Smoking Pot. Digital image. The Daily Beast. N.p., 11 July 2012. Web. 25 Mar. 2017. . Billings, Stephenson. Potheads2. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2017. B. Tie to Audience (This
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1. Subpoint #1
- Used in Central Asia for at least 3000 years; used to treat gout, rheumatism, malaria, appetite loss and poor memory ("Medical Marijuana - What’S It Good For?").

2. Subpoint #2:
How does it work?
- The biologically active compounds found in marijuana are called cannabinoids. So far, at least 85 have been identified, according to Medical Marijuana Inc.
- Cannabinoids interact with two types of receptors in our bodies; CB1 receptors which are found mainly on cells in the brain and spinal cord, and CB2 which are found in various immune cells ("What Is Medical Marijuana?").
- The most powerful cannabinoid is thought to be delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC; so the higher the THC content, the higher you become ("What Is Medical Marijuana?").

3. Subpoint #3:
Medical Marijuana in America
Medical marijuana in the United States first became available in 1996 when California voters voted in favor of Proposition 215. Since then, medical marijuana has spread to more than half of the nation, and is now legal in 28 states, District of Columbia and the terrirories of Guam and Puerto Rico ("Medical Cannabis In The United States").

(Transition into Main Point 2 -- Now that we have covered __________, let 's move to __________. Again, use a more creative approach if you 'd like! Just remember that your transitions need to review your last point AND preview your next point. They show
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